7.00pm, Wednesday 16th October
Parsons – Genius of Power; the untold story of the Parsons family and their contribution to The World.
Northern RFU, McCracken Park, Gosforth
Exploring over 130 years of history on Tyneside, the talk will cover Charles Parsons’ many achievements and how his genius changed the world. In addition, the stories of lady Katharine Parsons who was the first female member of the North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders, Rachel Parsons who was among the first females to study Engineering, and Algernon Parsons who did an apprenticeship at his father’s marine factory with the intention of eventually managing the business, until he was lost during WW1.
7.00pm, Wednesday 6th November
All Change – Revitalising The Tyne and Wear Metro and the Railways of the North East
Miller Theatre, Royal Grammar School, Jesmond
Philip Meikle walks through a selection of historic photographs from Nexus’s extensive archive to reflect on the history of the metro and the part it has played in the development of the North East society and economy. He contemplates how the system, along with the wider rail network in the region has the potential to be expanded and rejuvenated as a stimulus to economic growth and an answer to our air quality challenges.
EVENT OPEN TO ALL – BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
Unless otherwise stated, events are for Members and their Guests only.
Members can book by completing and returning the booking form found in your copy of City & County.
Jackie Salmon, Society Manager
Telephone: 0191 281 6266.